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Morning Skate Report: April 21, 2021

Golden Knights wrap up two-game set with San Jose

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights (32-11-2) look to extend their season-high seven-game win streak as they host the San Jose Sharks (18-22-5) on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena.

NOTES
Vegas and San Jose are meeting for the seventh time this season on Wednesday. The Golden Knights are 6-0-0 in the season series.

The Golden Knights are on a seven-game win streak for the first time this season.

Vegas recalled forward Dylan Sikura from the Henderson Silver Knights on Tuesday. Tomas Jurco was reassigned to Henderson.

CHARITY KNIGHT
The Vegas Golden Knights will team up with AT&T SportsNet to host their third annual Charity Knight on Wednesday, April 21 during their telecast of the team's game against the San Jose Sharks at T-Mobile Arena. The Charity Knight pregame show will start at 6:00 pm PT prior to the 6:30 PT game start time. Funds raised during the telecast will benefit the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation with a portion supporting Project 150.

A limited number Golden Knights Charity Knight Cooler Bags filled with memorabilia and unique team-branded items will go on sale starting at 12 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 21 by texting KNIGHTS to 76278 or by visiting online at knights.givesmart.com. The game broadcast on AT&T SportsNet will feature the cooler bags and highlight the team's charitable efforts.

The Charity Knight Cooler Bags are co-branded Vegas Golden Knights and AT&T SportsNet 12-can cooler bags filled with memorabilia and team-branded items. Specific contents of the cooler bags can be found below. Additional details may be announced leading up to the event.

Charity Knight Cooler Bag Items
$300/bag
Gold metallic mug, VGK branded acrylic puck, key chain, slate coasters, bottle opener, games kit and an exclusive Charity Knight hat.

VIP Charity Knight Bag Items
$500/bag
Includes all items from the Charity Knight Bag as well as a current VGK player signed poster and a VGK branded journal with gold pen.

BROADCAST INFORMATION
TV: AT&T SportsNet (pregame show at 6:30 p.m.)
Radio: FOX Sports Las Vegas 98.9/1340 (pregame show at 6 p.m.)
Fortress at Home: Facebook, YouTube and Twitch

LAST TIME OUT
Mark Stone scored two goals in regulation to set the stage for Alex Tuch's shootout winner as Vegas defeated San Jose, 3-2, on Monday night at T-Mobile Arena. Robin Lehner made 29 saves before stopping all three shots that came his way in the shootout.

TOP PERFORMERS
Mark Stone: Stone leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 52 points (17G, 35A).

Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty is the team's leading goal scorer with 22 goals to go with 23 assists.

Shea Theodore: Theodore is the team's top-scoring defenseman with 36 points (6G, 30A).

Jonathan Marchessault: Marchessault has chipped in with 31 points (11G, 20A).

William Karlsson: Karlsson has moved up the team scoring chart with 30 points (11G, 19A).

2020-21 SEASON SERIES
Vegas has a 6-0-0 record against San Jose this season. The teams met for a pair of games March 15-17 at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas notched a 2-1 win in the first game before locking down a 5-4 win in the back end of the series. The Golden Knights picked up a 3-2 shootout victory against the Sharks on Monday night at T-Mobile Arena. Mark Stone (5G, 4A) and Max Pacioretty (3G, 6A) are tied for the team lead in scoring against the Sharks this season.

OPPOSITION UPDATE
San Jose enters Wednesday's contest on a six-game losing streak that features a pair of losses to the Minnesota Wild, two losses to the Anaheim Ducks, one loss to Los Angeles and one to Vegas. The Sharks are led by Evander Kane who has 36 points (17G, 19A) in 44 games. Forward Patrick Marleau broke the all-time record for NHL games played when he appeared in his 1,768th game on Monday night at T-Mobile Arena.

WESTERN ROUNDUP
Vegas Golden Knights (32-11-2), 66 points
Colorado Avalanche (30-9-4), 64 points
Minnesota Wild (28-13-3), 59 points
Arizona Coyotes (20-21-5), 45 points
St. Louis Blues (19-18-6), 44 points
San Jose Sharks (18-22-5), 41 points
Los Angeles Kings (17-20-6), 40 points
Anaheim Ducks (14-26-7), 35 points

VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM SCRATCHES
Stay tuned to the Golden Knights on Twitter for updates on the lineup.

KEYS TO THE GAME PRESENTED BY TOYOTA
One Win at a Time: Vegas is on a season-long seven game win streak. The team is eyeing its eighth win in a row, but the secret to long winning stretches is to earn one win at a time.

Killer Instinct: The Golden Knights have had nothing but success against the Sharks this season. That won't sit well with San Jose and the visitors will be hungry for a win in Vegas before the season ends.

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